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Facebook Shuts Down Cannabis Culture Page
by via Jeremiah Vandermeer, Cannabis Culture
Tuesday Dec 29th, 2009 1:08 PM
CANNABIS CULTURE - For reasons unknown, Cannabis Culture Magazine's Facebook page has been disabled by the popular social networking site.

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CANNABIS CULTURE - For reasons unknown, Cannabis Culture Magazine's Facebook page has been disabled by the popular social networking site.

The Cannabis Culture Facebook page, which had over 25,000 fans, (and was available at this link) disappeared on December 23, 2009. Shortly afterward, administrators of the page received an email notification:

Hello,

You created a Page that has violated our Terms of Use. A Facebook Page is a distinct presence used solely for business or promotional purposes. Among other things, Pages that are hateful, threatening, or obscene are not allowed. We also take down Pages that attack an individual or group, or that are set up by an unauthorized individual. If your Page was removed for any of the above reasons, it will not be reinstated. Continued misuse of Facebook's features could result in the permanent loss of your account.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can visit the Terms applicable to Facebook Pages at http://www.facebook.com/terms_pages.php.

The Facebook Team

CC editors have contacted Facebook and we hope to have the page reinstated soon. We are still trying to figure out how our page violated their terms; hopefully they do not consider discussion of cannabis "obscene".

The removal is a sad reminder of a similar incident with YouTube. In September, the popular video hosting site removed the original Pot-TV Channel, with its thousands of subscribers, over copyrighted music used in the background of some of Pot-TV's classic episodes (now available on the new Pot-TV YouTube Channel).

In the meantime, if you really need your CC/Facebook fix, sign up to be friends with CC editors Marc Emery, Jodie Emery, and Jeremiah Vandermeer and check their walls for updates.

More info when available...

§Beverly Hills NORML90210.org
by via Cheryl Shuman Tuesday Dec 29th, 2009 1:09 PM
Beverly Hills NORML90210.org, Executive Director Cheryl Shuman's FACEBOOK page was DESTROYED on the same day!!!! What I find so incredibly strange is that I had that facebook page for about 5 years, strictly for my public relations, media and celebrity related contacts. Within 24 hours of me updating my posts to include that I'm beginning a NATIONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN FOR BEVERLY HILLS NORML MY ACCOUNT WAS JUST PULLED!!!!. I had just reconnected with several people from CBS, Entertainment Tonight etc. especially with the all of the momentum we have in the media. I had just presented our "pitch" if you will for our launch, and within 24 hours the entire account is pulled, no warning nothing ?????Now, could this be "just a coincidence". I really don't think so. Am I becoming paranoid? I really don't think so. I'm angry and upset. This makes my mission more difficult. However, perhaps if we can turn this around in to a positive of some sort, that would be fantastic! I'm open to ideas! Please let me know :)

I just hope and pray that people will find us on our website. I don't trust Facebook anymore.

Thanks so much!
Cheryl Shuman
Executive Director
Beverly Hills NORML90210

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Tuesday Dec 29th, 2009 1:16 PM
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by sf
Thursday Dec 31st, 2009 2:23 AM
Ye Facebook can suck my ass.